State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, Liaoning, China
In this paper, Arena software has been used to simulate a complex system, which contains traffic rules, a tidal window, weather conditions and different fleet types.
We have determined the capacity of a Y-type waterway intersection with a sailing speed of 10 knots for the Panjin seaport in China. Moreover, we chose a sailing speed of 11 knots, which gives a safe squat value at high tide level whose cumulative frequency for channel accessibility is larger than or equal to 80%.
The results show that the capacity of the waterway reduced with a sailing speed of 11 knots, because of waiting for a long time to meet a high tide level.
Keywords: Waterway capacity, Y-type intersection, Squat, Arena simulation, Seaport, Port service level.
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